Santa Maria business owners share thoughts on increased minimum wage for 2023

With the start of 2023 just days away, business owners at the Santa Maria Town Center are getting ready for the next set of minimum wage increases ...

December 28, 2022
9:46 AM

With the start of 2023 just days away, business owners at the Santa Maria Town Center are getting ready for the next set of minimum wage increases that take effect January 1.This coming Sunday, California's minimum wage will go up from $15 an hour to $15.50."Higher wages means better retention," said Kenneth Huge, owner of Leisure Time Games at the Santa Maria Town Center. Guge tells KSBY he does not expect the wage increase to be a huge adjustment for his business, as he already makes it a priority to pay his staff members above the minimum rate.

Jacob Dizon